Charles E. Restivo, author of 19: I Never Had a Birthday in Vietnam, is an incredibly powerful memoir based on the author’s time in Vietnam during the war.
Online PR News – 11-September-2014 – Portsmouth – Portsmouth, NH, USA., September 11, 2014 -- 19: I Never Had a Birthday in Vietnam (ISBN 9780988518025) by Charles E. Restivo was written to show how the men out in the field lived from day to day, not knowing if it was going to be their last day. The prose is gritty and raw. The characters pop off the pages. A quick read at 196 pages, the book is a relentless reminder of life during the Vietnam War.
“There's some laughter, sorrow, feeling so down that taking a bullet to end it didn't seem so bad,” said Mr. Restivo. “Guys are guys and the nineteen to twenty four year olds that were in Vietnam were a little more intense than most. Living with death day to day is something only another combat soldier would understand. This was written to get the reader to understand that.”
Charles Restivo served in the army, of course, but after the service he also attended a photography school in New York City and later became an assistant fashion photographer. A man of many talents, Mr. Restivo also owned five bars, two cookie stores, two construction companies and worked as a dock builder and a business broker. His life experiences helped him bring truth to his writing.
19: I Never Had a Birthday in Vietnam, published by top book publishers MindStir Media, is available in paperback and ebook formats at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and other fine retailers worldwide. Wholesale distribution is also available through Ingram and Baker & Taylor. The book was hailed by one customer reviewer as a book that “really gives you insight on what people went through in Vietnam. Great read. Recommend 100%.”
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